The Stone. by architect Margarete B. Fries
A fossil in spiral form. A seven million year old memory.
A fossilised history.
The history of Earth.
Some six thousand year old rock carvings by a vanished sea.
A flint arrow head.
Circles of standing blue stones on the plains of southern England.
A blood stained offer stone.
Hieroglyphs cut in the sandstone tombs of a forgotten Faro.
A black granite tomb, far removed from it's quarry in Aswan.
Temples and pyramids along the Nile.
Greek temples and human gods of marble on Aegean cliff tops.
A Coptic church cut in to the Ethiopian rock.
Small stone churches on a weather beaten coast far north.
The hunter's stone shelter in the mountains.
Mosques, town halls, cathedrals and banks.
A mill stone,
an erotic jade figure, -
Our common memory.
How much of that had been intelligible if it had not been written in stone?